Bangladesh Rising Conference 2018

We are glad to announce the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development in Bangladesh to be held at Boston, USA on May 12, 2018.

The Economist reported last September that it is "a good moment to celebrate Bangladesh’s economic progress. Its annual growth has averaged more than 6% over the past ten years and has run above 7% over the past two.” More than celebrating, Bangladesh Rising conference will discuss how Bangladesh can maintain its momentum, and potentially accelerate the growth achieved in the last decade. 

 

This annual event 'Bangladesh Rising 2018' is devoted to the development of Bangladesh and it gives the participants a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, broaden their knowledge and devise strategic action that can overcome the existing challenges for the sustainable growth and realize Bangladesh’s potential for further economic development toward becoming a middle-income country.

 

At this year’s conference, we will focus on to showcase the trade & investment opportunities that Bangladesh offers to the world. International academics, business leaders and policymakers will demonstrate the access routes for investment, Bangladesh’s strategic potential, success stories of inward investment and discussions on how to stimulate trade and improve the country’s infrastructure.

 

With keynotes, case studies, panels, workshops, and diverse networking opportunities, attendees will deepen their understanding on the new era of the global trade and cooperation, and the role they can play in the delivery of essential changes needed.

ISDI welcomes papers and presentations dealing with aspects of the global economy, sustainable development, trade and technology in the context of Bangladesh and the role of international community and development partners. Should you wish to participate in the conference in a session, evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send us an email: mohammed_yousuf@dfci.harvard.edu.

Ricardo H.

Ricardo H.

Director of Center for International Development
Harvard

Stuart L. Hart

Stuart L. Hart

Professor at University of Vermont
Professor UV

Nasrul Hamid

Nasrul Hamid

State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
State Minister

Mashiur Rahman

Mashiur Rahman

Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister
Adviser to PM

Iqbal Quadir

Iqbal Quadir

Former Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard

Charles Lacy

Charles Lacy

Angel investor in Bangladesh
Investor

Abul Kalam Azad

Abul Kalam Azad

Principal SDG Coordinator
Bangladesh PMO

Kazi Aminul Islam

Kazi Aminul Islam

Executive Chairman
BIDA

Paban Chowdhury

Paban Chowdhury

Executive Chairman
BEZA

Sonia Jorge

Sonia Jorge

Executive Director
Web Foundation

Aziz Khan

Aziz Khan

Chairman
Summit Power

Deepesh Nanda

Deepesh Nanda

CEO
GE India

Engr. G M Alomgir

Engr. G M Alomgir

Chairman
Max Group

Meera Swamy

Meera Swamy

Consultant
IFC

Sonia Bashir

Sonia Bashir

President
Microsoft

Tanjib Alam

Tanjib Alam

Head
Legal Expert

Toufique Khalidi

Toufique Khalidi

Editor
BDNEWS 24

Roger Wagner

Roger Wagner

Energy Legal Expert
Energy Expert

Jamal Ahmed

Jamal Ahmed

General Secretary
BEA

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Coffee & Registration

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Opening remarks and Keynote by Ricardo Haussmann, Director of Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)          

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Macroeconomic Promise and Reform   

10:15 - 11:15 AM

Foreign Direct Investment  

11:30 - 12:30 AM

Economic Zones and their Promise        

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Keynote by Nasrul Hamid, MP – Bangladesh State Minister for Energy, Power and Minerals

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Accelerated Growth in Power Production

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Coffee Break

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Women Leadership in Business

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Wider Reach through Information and Communication Technologies

6:00 - 9:30 PM

Dinner Meeting: NRB Engagement for Devlopment of Bangladesh

 

Please register here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bangladesh-rising-2018-international-conference-at-harvard-university-tickets-43058369743

 


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Logistics

 

Conference events will take place at the:
 

Loeb House, 17 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Registration will take place upon entering the venue.

 

Business attire is requested throughout the conference.

 

Directions From Logan Airport

 

If you are flying into Boston's Logan Airport, use the subway or take a taxi from the airport to Harvard Square, Cambridge.

 

By Taxi

Taking a taxi is a convenient way to get from Logan Airport to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The ride takes about 20 minutes and the fare is approximately $30-$40. Ask the driver to take you to the The Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall (WCC), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA02138

 

By Subway

 

Go to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) website for a subway map and schedule.

Take the Silver Line (MBTA bus/subway) inbound to South Station. The Silver Line has a stop located outside of all terminals.

At South Station, get on the Red Line northbound toward Alewife Station. Take this train to the Harvard Square station.

 

By Rail

Take Amtrak to Boston-Back Bay Station. For more information about Amtrak, log onto www.amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL.

 

Parking

Visitor parking permits may be purchased at nearby locations. Metered public parking facility and street meter parking are available at adjacent streets.

 

Hotel Information:

 

Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton, 320 Washington Street | Newton | MA 02458 | Hotel Direct: 617-969-3010

You can book at this hotel through here:

https://www.crowneplaza.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=CP&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=BOSAA&_PMID=99801505&GPC=HSA&viewfullsite=true

 

Other most conveniently located hotels include:

  • Doubletree Suites (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA, 617-783-0090)
  • The Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambirdge, MA, 617-864-1200)
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel (16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 617-547-4800)
  • The Inn at Harvard (1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 617-491-2222)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the dress code for the conference?

The attire is business casual.

 

Who can attend the conference?

Everyone is invited to join us for the conference! Each year professionals and students from around the world attend.

 

What meals will be provided?

The conference will provide light refreshments (coffee, water, etc.), lunch and dinner for every conference attendee.

 

Do you provide housing for the speakers or attendees?

Please note that we are unable to provide housing. 

 

What services are available nearby?

The Harvard University campus offers several dining options, ATMs, taxi stands, pay phones, public computers, and the school bookstore.

 

Bangladesh Rising Conference 2018

Bangladesh Rising Conference 2018

International Conference on Sustainable Development in Bangladesh

ISDI - International Sustainable Development Institute


Start Date: 12th May, 2018 (08:00:00am)
End Date: 12th May, 2018 (09:00:00pm)
Loeb House, 17 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Bangladesh Rising Conference 2018 - May 12, 2018

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